So my rockstar friend Ben Kweller recorded a cover of the song Lollipop for the upcoming Xbox video game Stubb’s the Zomebie, which I played at E3 and it was a blast. Wideload Games just recently released a trailer and the song is on it. So for all the Ben fans, I thought I’d share it with you. Click on the picture below to take a look at the trailer and listen to Ben doing Lollipop.
With Xbox 360 coming down the road some of the developers are releasing more and more screenshots and information about their game. I am really enjoying what Bizzare Creations is doign with Project Gotham Racing 3, having a weekly report via a blog on their website, much like what Bungie did with Halo 2. They have been talking about some cool things, but just recently released some shots that are wicked. I mean I get to see some cool stuff, but PGR3 recent screens are insane. Here is a link to read more about PGR3 on the Bizarre Creations website.
So I bought tickets to see the Arcade Fire again. They are playing The Paramount here in Seattle. My good friend Dan pinged me about TheEnd doing an internet presale. So I logged onto Satan’s spawn of a website, TicketMaster, and checked out what was still for sale. All floor seats were sold out. Weak. But I got second level seats which isn’t bad. It will be awesome seeing them live again, but kinda of a shame not to be on the floor and get a good view of the whole show. It will be much different then when I saw them last winter at Neumo’s, which was only like 500 people. They put on one hell of a show, so I don’t mind.
So my good friend on a forum kept talking about this CD, but I was stupid and ignored them, until one night I was watching Conan O’Brien and they were the band. So I decided to take a peak and was shocked. These guys freaking rock. The fuzzy bass lines, the insane percussion, just pure noise. Max even jumped behind the drums and took over for the lead singer who was jumping around. It was awesome. So I decided to pick up their album and see what it was all about after that insane performance on Conan and was plesently surprised. I think this is the album I needed for the summer. With my other favorite noise band The Raveonettes have gone soft with their new albums, and kinda being in a rut for softer music, You’re a Women, I’m a Machine landed right in time. I only wish I could have seen them live when they were in Seattle a while ago. Go check them out at their website.
So there has been a lot of stuff going on the last couple weeks since I got back from E3. So first thing, like half of the company I work for was laid off and I was moved over to our console project, which I am pretty excited to be working on. The transistion has been fun, getting up to speed on a new project in a really short period of time. It is the type of game I’ve wanted to work on for quite sometime. So that is what is up with work.
I was able to see Eisley again last week, which was a good show, but I felt so damn old. It was an all-ages show for one, which was one problem. The other was the location, the newly remodeled El Corazon which is actually very nice, but you can’t hang at the bar and watch the show. They do have the stage on close circuit television which is then shown on a projector in the bar, but is isn’t the same. Eisley though played a good show and those girls are so damn cute.
And I was also able to see The Futureheads at Neumo’s, which was really fun. They put on a fun show, with lots of lazers and lights. They were really tight and upbeat, which was a nice change of pace from the type of bands I normally see. They played Hounds of Love, but asked the audience sing the backup vocals, which was pretty cool. I hope they come back to town soon. I got photos, I’ll post them soon.